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Express PCB to Solidworks 3-D
I have enjoyed using ExpressPCB every since it was started. I have to supply a 3-D model of some my boards for the projects I work on for documentation and illustration purposes. What I enjoy is the ability to model a board in Solidworks without having to go through the tedium of placing pads and holes manually. I use the DXF export function for each of the pads, holes and silkscreen layers (front and back) and import them onto a PCB model created in SW. Thanks for allowing this to be possible. It saves a lot of time on my part. – Gary
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March 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Do you do this with the DXF Export?
May 23, 2017 at 2:27 am
I also use the DXF export to bring it into Solidworks, and it’s great that you can specify the units of measurement during the export from ExpressPCB. I use it to create a 3D model of the board to use to check the fit and clearances of the board and components. The components can be extruded from the DXF outlines.
July 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm
Never even thought to do this. I will most certainly try it!